Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dots & Dashes - How To Create An Accent Wall

A lot of you have been asking about my dots and dash accents to the walls in my

No, this is not wallpaper, it is just a really easy paint technique.

 This is an accent fabric that I was using in the closet.  I loved the dots and thought I could replicate the look really easily.

As you can see, my paint job turned into something a little more stylized.   Instead of just dots, mine has a lot of dashes too, but it still turned out great.

I had a sample jar of black paint and the closet already had white walls, so I just took a brush and started dabbing.  I don't think there is a right or wrong, just make them going in different directions and some big and some small. 

Even next to the fabric it still looks ok.  This was so fun and something I might do in another room.  Maybe an entrance hall accent wall, or how about a laundry or powder room, how fun would that be.  

Be a little daring, like I always say -
 "It's Just Paint, I'm Not Knocking Down Walls"

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  1. Good Morning, Marty! You know, I'm crazy about your dots and dashes, what a smart look! You make all of your changes look so easy, I'm always in awe.

    Happy Saturday~


  2. I think it looks great, Marty. Look at you getting all artistic!

  3. Marty,
    This is what I love about you. You are not afraid to go for the bling and what you love. It looks unique and pretty in there. You go girl!!!

  4. Marty what a great idea to add spots to a closet! It is so refreshing...can you come do mine??!!

  5. Wow did a magnificent job!....LOVE it!!!

  6. Marty ~ You have a truly styling closet! It looks like a boutique that sells only the most expensive clothes!

  7. Just love what you can do with a little paint. White and black just feels classy.

  8. You know...I have been loving the black /white spotted fabric designs...and you have done a great job replicating the look! I saw someone do the same on small white lampshades...with a fabric marker of paint. They looked great too. Very creative of you Marty! You are soooo creative! Sheila

  9. This is SO great Marty! I was looking for inspiration like this when I was working on my sharpie wall. Glad to know you tackled this and it turned out brillant!

  10. I love your closet and the dots. I so want to do our closet but until I get that person who shares the closet with me on board it's not going to happen. I think I'll show my husband yours and try to convince him to get rid of some clothing from the 80's. Ha.

  11. A paint brush is magic :) Looks fabulous Marty!

  12. Hi Marty! Oh this looks wonderful! So much fun too.

  13. OMGoodness, I want to do this in my closet now!!! Fabulous!!!!!

  14. I love this! I originally saw this and wondered if it was wallpaper. It looks like a fancy design you'd see in a swanky boutique. Great job!